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Former Penn State football player and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital patient Adam Taliaferro will join other local celebrities such as Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, NBA Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham, Howard Eskin, Phillies’ Director of Media and Public Affairs Scott Palmer, Flyers Legends Bernie Parent and Dave Schultz and former Eagle Mike Mamula at the 20th Annual Jerry Segal Classic golf outing September 25.

The Jerry Segal Classic—which takes place this year at the ACE Golf Club and Green Valley Country Club—is the region’s biggest golf fundraiser. Over the last 19 years, the Segal Classic, through golfing, sponsorships and silent and live auctions, has raised over $7.7 million for Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. Because the outing is run by volunteers who donate their time, every penny raised goes towards helping patients at Magee.

Money raised by the Classic goes towards equipment, cutting-edge technology, and providing food and lodging to the families and loved ones of patients so they can be part of the rehab/therapy process, even if they live far away.

It’s a cause very dear to Jerry Segal, who became a patient at Magee in 1988 when a surgical error left him with quadriplegia. During his months of rehab and training, Segal vowed to walk again and to give back to the hospital. He’s been walking, organizing the Jerry Segal Classic, and of course playing golf, ever since.

For more information on the Classic, visit SegalClassic.com or call (215) 569-4600.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.


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